Christians watches families thrive at Public Health

Kelley Christians wanted to make a difference and advocate for healthier outcomes in El Paso County, so she became a public health professional. Christians, health services division director at El Paso County Public Health, is second in command of the health department and oversees the majority of its employees. The 36-year-old has held the job […]

Fan Zone downtown today celebrates 2012 Olympics

Day two of Fan Zone begins at 1 p.m. today in front of the Antler’s Hilton Hotel. The event, hosted by the U.S. Olympic Committee, celebrates Team USA’s performance at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USOC FanZone is an interactive celebration that provides fans an opportunity to try five different Olympic and Paralympic […]

GE-USOC deal gives boost on health technology

General Electric extended its sponsorship with the U.S. Olympic Committee through 2020 in a deal that provides U.S. team doctors with groundbreaking technology to manage the health care of the athletes.   The deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed, will put thousands of pages of medical records into a computerized database that will […]

Boxing bouts keep hotels busy

An estimated 700 amateur boxers will be in Colorado Springs at the end of the month for the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships, to take a swing at a chance to compete in the summer Olympics in London. The Feb. 27- March 3 event, dubbed as USA Boxing’s premier event, will draw athletes, their coaches, […]

Parks to benefit from $4.4 million paralympic grant

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Olympic Committee are making it easier for disabled athletes to train in their own communities, including in Colorado Springs. The VA awarded $4.4 million in funds to 95-community based organizations in support of Paralympic sport and physical activity programs for disabled veterans and disabled members of […]

Denver explores bid for Winter Olympic Games

Denver is forming an exploratory group to host the Olympic Winter Games. A group of community and civic leaders representing broad interests from across Colorado will be meeting in the coming weeks about submitting a bid to the U.S. Olympic Committee. The Denver Exploratory Committee will identify the opportunities and challenges of a bid based […]

Warrior Games back in the Springs for third year

Back for a third year, the Warrior Games are coming to Colorado Springs in 2012. The U.S. Olympic Committee announced today that the Warrior Games, presented by Deloitte, will take place April 30 – May 5, 2012. More than 200 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans are expected to participate in seven sports including […]

McConnell bringing championship perspective to CVB

Alicia McConnell, director of athlete services and programs for the U.S. Olympic Committee, was recently selected as board chairwoman for the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. She replaces former chairman John Washko, vice president of marketing for The Broadmoor. McConnell will help cultivate partnerships with community organizations throughout the U.S., and provide additional resources, […]

NBC’s Bob Costas to speak at U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly

NBC’s Bob Costas will be a guest speaker at this year’s U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly,  an annual meeting of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic organizers, in Colorado Springs. The assembly will meet Sept. 22-24 at the Antlers Hilton Hotel and brings in various member organizations of the U.S. Olympic Committee. The goal of the assembly […]